No Surprises in Uncontested Kodiak ‘Races’

Jay Barrett/KMXT

Therewere no surprises in the election results in the three Kodiak "races" in yesterday’s state primary election, but then again none were expected since all three candidates were running unopposed in separate elections. The results from the Kodiak Island and Lake and Peninsula boroughs were late in being reported last night. Here are the tallies as of midnight, when only four of 14 District 36 precincts reported.

In the closed Republican primary for the state house nomination, incumbent Alan Austerman had 750 votes.

In the open primary for the state house nomination, Democrat Andy Schroder had 282 votes.

Austerman and Schroeder will now face off in the November General Election.

In the closed Republican primary for state senate, incumbent Gary Stevens had 2,563 votes with 15 of 25 Senate District R precincts reporting. District R is made up of House Districts 35, parts of the Kenai Peninsula, and District 36. Unless a write-in campaign is waged, Stevens will run unopposed in the General Election.

TheDivision of Elections web site was not reporting how Alaska’s 40 districts voted individually on the two ballot questions, namely the so-called "gag law" prohibiting lobbying by municipalities and others, and the parentalnotification for underage abortions.

Tune into KMXT at noon for another update, and check the Division of Elections website for the latest results.

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